Make sure you don’t forget to: ; Get rid of cobwebs first. This keeps you from getting dust bunnies all over freshly cleaned floors and furniture. ; Dust ceiling fans and lighting fixtures while you clean out the cobwebs. ; Dust your blinds. ; Wash walls, unless you plan on painting. ; Clean all glass surfaces: mirrors, television screens, patio doors, and windows. ; Polish all wooden surfaces. ; Wipe down any leather furniture. ; Clean out and reorganize the closets and cabinets. ; Attack all appliances (especially in the kitchen) with cleaning fervor. Make them shine! ; Sinks, toilets, tubs, showers, faucets, and countertops need to be impeccable. Every room is important, but the kitchen and bathrooms will take you over the top. They need to be eat-off-of-the-floor clean. ; Vacuum rugs, shampoo carpets, andmop as if your life depends on it. ; Side note: Focus on these tasks last, or you will inevitably have to do them twice.
PAINTING: Fresh paint provides a clean canvas.
If you haven’t painted your house in the last year, consider doing the entire interior right now. If you have painted it, you still might want to repaint. When planning to repaint, include everything. Paint the ceilings. Paint the trim and window casings. Paint the doors. Don’t forget to paint inside the closets. And, of course, paint the walls.
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